“Getting old is very odd. The main thing is that you have to keep telling yourself, I’m old, I’m old. You see yourself in the mirror as you descend the escalator but you don’t look directly at the mirror, you give a little side glance, a wary smile. You don’t look that bad, you look something like a dusty candle. Too bad screw the gods, screw the game. You should have been dead 35 years ago. This is a little extra scenery, more peeks at the horror show.”
Bukowski, Charles “The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over”.
Happy Birthday to me. Here’s to getting old but not feeling old!